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TX Governor Signs 9-1-1 Accessibility Bill

Texas has passed a new bill requiring easy access to 9-1-1 from hotels and motels. Previously each establishment used different protocols to call out of the hotel like dialing “9” before a call or having to speak with the front desk first. These complications are believed to have...
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Stoned Canadian Teens Found Through 911

Two Canadian teenagers were lost in the woods after indulging in illicit drugs. The boys dialed 9-1-1 for help but could only tell the dispatcher they saw “trees”. Pointed in the right direction by the location of their 9-1-1 call, canine officers were able to quickly track the...
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Limited Maps Contribute to Response Delay

The Alpharetta, Georgia 9-1-1 maps only included the city, not neighboring areas in Cherokee County. It appears now that the lack of maps outside of city boundaries may have resulted in an 8 minute delay when a car crashed into the water in Cherokee County. Shanell Anderson dialed...
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Teen Arrested For SWATing Incidents

A Surprise, Arizona teenager has been arrested after law enforcement officials determined he is responsible for several SWATing incidents. The 17 year old is accused of calling the Monterey County California Sheriff’s Office and claiming there had been a home invasion and someone had been shot at the...
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MA Dad Left Infant In Car

A Quincy, Massachusetts father locked his 1 year old inside his vehicle at a train station. The man realized his mistake when he got off the train, and called the Quincy Police for help. Quincy Police and EMTs responded and located the child safely inside the vehicle. The...
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Officials Release Tapes in KS Police Shooting

Officials in Wichita, Kansas have released recordings of 9-1-1 calls and radio traffic in an officer involved shooting. Officers were attempting to stop a vehicle they believed to be stolen when the operator of the vehicle backed up towards an officer. Shots were fired and one suspect was...
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New Audio: Worker Trapped on Plane

Overview Date and Time: 04/13/15 06:00 hrs City: Seattle (King County) State: Washington Address: Seattle–Tacoma International Airport Summary A ramp worker loading cargo onto an Alaska Airlines plane fell asleep in the cargo hold of Flight 448. The agent called 9-1-1 frantically from his cell phone when he...
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New Audio: Flakka Bender Shooting

Overview Date and Time: 04/10/15 08:58 hrs City: West Park (Broward County) State: Florida Address: 4111 SW 21st Street Summary Broward County Sheriff responded to a shooting on April 10, 2015 in West Park, Florida. On arrival deputies found Richard Andrews had been shot in the face with...
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9-1-1 Lawsuit After Fire Death Dismissed

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In May 2014 a fire broke out at 76 Main Street in Conyngham Township in Pennsylvania when two children were playing with a lighter. Michelle Dzoch was trapped inside the burning home when her daughter dialed 9-1-1 to report the fire. Originally Luzerne County 9-1-1 dispatched fire fighters...
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